New Zealand Building Industry Regulation and Compliance Conference

Practical implications and legal insight for the building and construction industries

The New Zealand Building Industry Regulation and Compliance Conference brought some of the crucial topics affecting New Zealand’s building and construction industries. Helen Macfarlane began her presentation by stating that New Zealand was currently in the third wave of the leaky buildings crisis, which set the tone for the topic and the discussion that followed. Leaky buildings have been quite a hot topic for these industries and a number of cases were brought to the forefront of the discussion such as Carter Holt Harvey v/s Ministry of Education.

Highlights included:

  • Part A: Leaky buildings – A council class action in the making - Helen Macfarlane
  • Failings of the Building Act 1991 – Were these a cause of the leaky building crisis? Breaking down the Building Act 2004; What does it really mean? – Tim Bates
  • Earthquake Prone Buildings Amendment Act 2016 – An update and its implications – Craig Langstone
  • Insuring for natural disasters – The key issues – Ben Rickard
  • Case study: Dirt and debris – Asbestos in earthquakes – Terry Coleman

Stay tuned for updates on the next New Zealand Building Industry Regulation and Compliance Conference.

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